COSTILLA RESERVOIR NEAR COSTILLA

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Costilla Reservoir Near Costilla


April 16, 2024

74 ft

+0.26% today
97% of Normal Normal

Water gage height, ft levels at Costilla Reservoir Near Costilla are currently 74 ft, about 97% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 77.44ft. Maximum recorded Gage height, ft since record keeping began in 2007 was 2010-06-14 when levels reached 105.87 ft. Lowest recorded Gage height, ft was 2012-08-31 when levels receded to 48.52 ft. View historical levels.

Costilla Reservoir is located in Costilla, New Mexico and was completed in 1969. The reservoir has a storage capacity of 10,000 acre-feet and is supplied by the Costilla Creek. The reservoir is managed by the Costilla Irrigation District for agricultural purposes, with the water being used for irrigation of crops like alfalfa, oats, and corn. The reservoir is also used for recreational purposes, including fishing, camping, and boating. Surface flow is greatly influenced by the snowpack in the surrounding mountains, with snowmelt contributing to the reservoir's water levels. The surrounding area is known for its scenic beauty and diverse wildlife, including elk, deer, and eagles.



Geolocation -105.279, 36.875
Elevation 9,409.23 ft
Gage Height, Ft 24hr Change 0.26%
Percent of Normal 97%
Minimum 48.52 ft
2012-08-31
Maximum 105.87 ft
2010-06-14
Average 77 ft
Dam_Height 137.5
Hydraulic_Height 108
Drainage_Area 55
Year_Completed 1920
Nid_Storage 30499
Structural_Height 137.5
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Foundations Unlisted/Unknown
Surface_Area 416
Outlet_Gates Valve - 0
River_Or_Stream RIO COSTILLA
Dam_Length 780
Hazard_Potential High
Nid_Height 138

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Area Boat Ramps

LONE JUNIPER BOAT LAUNCH
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QUARTZITE BOAT LAUNCH
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QUARTZITE BOAT TAKEOUT
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RIO BRAVO BOAT TAKEOUT
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TAOS JUNCTION BRIDGE BOAT TAKEOUT
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LONE JUNIPER BOAT TAKEOUT
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TAOS JUNCTION BRIDGE BOAT LAUNCH
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